1. Langdon Clay - Tallahatchie Bridge, 1997.

    Scottish singer/song writer on Karine Polwart on Falling and Feeling

    Wednesday 10 February 2016

    - in the latest Dance Umbrella Definite Article, edited by dramaturg Ruth Little, on the dynamic and emotional structure in popular songs... Continue Reading

  2. Rhiannon Faith 'Scary Shit'. Photo: Roxanna Ross

    Rhiannon Faith - on why there's nothing to be afraid of...

    Tuesday 9 February 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Hot on the heels of 'The Date', Faith premieres another show born out of real life experiences. 'Scary Shit' looks at fears, phobias and female friendships... Continue Reading

  3. John Singer Sargent's portrait of Madame X. Photograph: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    Christopher Wheeldon - on new work Strapless

    Monday 8 February 2016 by Carmel Smith

    "For years, I’ve toyed with the idea of making a ballet about Amélie. Then Kevin O’Hare offered me a slot at the Royal Ballet and I thought this would be a perfect role for Natalia Osipova… Continue Reading

  4. Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois - He Who Falls (Celui qui tombe) - The Barbican

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 8 February 2016Performance 3 - 6 February 2016

    The women throw their arms around the men’s necks, and their bodies arc in the air, only invisible physics glueing them together. 

  5. Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois - He Who Falls (Celui qui tombe) - The Barbican

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Guardian, Monday 8 February 2016Performance 3 - 6 February 2016

    Subjected to increasing centrifugal force, the dancers cluster together, their bodies inclining inwards at ever more acute angles.  

  6. Still from Bertie and Ponciano Almeida's 'Vida Longa' Big Dance Shorts 2012.

    Big Dance & Channel 4 Short film commissions announced

    Friday 5 February 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Big Dance and Channel 4 have announced the short dance films that have been awarded a new commission to be produced for the Channel 4 Random Acts strand. Nominated by experts across the UK contemporary film and … Continue Reading

  7. dot dot dot dance.

    Dot Dot Dot Dance - the top pick list

    Thursday 4 February 2016

    With Flamenco Festival London opening on 16 February, we asked UK based flamenco artists for their 'must see' picks of the programme... Continue Reading

  8. Big Dance 2011.

    Big Dance 2016: Celebrating the dance decade

    Wednesday 3 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Big Dance celebrates a decade of expansion and development in dance across the country in 2016, in this, the final Big Dance year Continue Reading

  9. Mark Bruce Company -  'The Odyssey' Christopher Tandy as Odysseus. Photo: Nicole Guarino

    Mark Bruce on The Odyssey

    Wednesday 3 February 2016

    After his award winning dance theatre production of Dracula, Mark Bruce and company are back with a new show - coming to Wilton's Music Hall later this month... Continue Reading

  10. Sara Baras in Voces
Photo: Santana de Yepes

    Sara Baras on Flamenco as a way of life

    Wednesday 3 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Sara Baras talks about maintaing her dance company and her creative process Continue Reading

  11. Laurretta Summerscales promoted to Principal of English National Ballet

    Wednesday 3 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has announced that Laurretta Summerscales has been promoted to Principal of English National Ballet. Joining Laurretta on stage after her performance as… Continue Reading

  12. Konstantina Skalionta in Be My Home
Photo: Suzana Phialas

    Pick of Resolution - Week 4 - The Place

    Sanjoy Roy & Ka Bradley, Monday 1 February 2016 — Performance: 28 January 2016

    Resolution, the UK’s biggest dance festival for emerging artists is back for its 27th year and in full swing at The Place. Each week we’ll be sharing the reviews from one evening in the previous week, writte… Continue Reading

  13. Leroy Mokgatle
Photo: Eliott Franks/Royal Academy of Dance

    Leroy Mokgatle on life at the Art of Motion School

    Monday 1 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Winner of the Genée International ballet competition at Sadler’s Wells last year, Leroy talks about his long, very challenging and intensive day Continue Reading

  14. Tara D'Arquian

    Tara D'Arquian on 'Quests' - the second instalment of her 'In Situ' trilogy

    Monday 1 February 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Tara tells us about her Nietzsche inspired trilogy, working with an extended cast of volunteers and how Choreology is at the heart of her work.... Continue Reading

  15. 'Outlier', Company Wayne McGregor. Photo: Andrew Lang

    Sadler's Sampled - Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Elderkin, Monday 1 February 2016 — Performance: 29 & 30 January 2016

    A diverse evening of work from ballet and contemporary to tango, break dance and circus. The annual event offers audiences a chance to see some of the season’s upcoming works at Sadler’s Wells... Continue Reading


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